Messalisa Plains Lizard
The Messalisa Plains Lizard is a species of lizard found in the Messalisa region of the Southlands. Due to its appearance and rarity, its is a popular exotic pet in all lands except the Southlands. They can be aggressive if provoked, but they don't typically attack things the size of humans and their lack of teeth makes them not much of a threat to adults. However, it is not recommended to let children near them.
The plains lizard has large eyes, spotted yellow skin, and long legs. It is the size of a large dog and while its mouth doesn't have teeth, it can stretch to consume things quite a bit larger than it. These lizards are also very fast.
Genetics and Reproduction
Plains lizards reproduce by laying eggs. The females will lay clutches of 10-16 eggs and keep a close watch on them until they hatch.
Growth Rate & Stages
Plains lizards reach maturity fairly quickly and can live for around 20 years in captivity. They have to shed their skin occasionally as they grow.
Ecology and Habitats
Messalisa plains lizards live in savannas with tall grass. They sleep during the day and only move about at night. There, they are incredibly fast hunters, using their coloration to blend in with the grass before rushing down prey.
Dietary Needs and Habits
Plains lizards are carnivores. They typically eat monitor lizards, warthogs, and other creatures around those sizes. Humans used to feed on them before they realized they could get much more benefit from selling them, though plains lizards have been known to feed on young humans.
Plains lizards will wait until a bit later in the night to move during dry season.
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
The plains lizard can see in the dark very well due to its large eyes. It also has a decent sense of smell.
Plains lizards are fairly rare in the North Messalisa region due to being captured and sold to merchants. However, they are fairly common in the South Messalisa region.
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